a grassroots effort to bring much-needed assistance to refugees and other victims of war and conflict
Collateral Repair Project is a grassroots effort to bring much-needed assistance to refugees and other victims of war and conflict – those commonly referred to as “collateral damage”. We seek to repair some of this damage and, through these efforts, foster peace and reconciliation.
Collateral Repair Project (CRP) was started in 2006 by two American women who worked hard to stop the US invasion of Iraq and grieved over the loss of innocent lives in their name. They wanted to establish an organization that allowed for a direct connection between citizens of coalition countries and innocent Iraqis who suffered from the consequences of war.
They decided to set up Collateral Repair Project in Amman, Jordan, where many refugees were relocating. Much of CRP's early work was charity related, but as the organization grew it ran numerous programs focusing on community building, education and emergency aid. Activities have greatly expanded over the years and CRP now serves Jordanians as well as Iraqis and other nationals fleeing their countries' violence, particularly Syrians who are part of the huge refugee influx into Jordan.
Our programs seek to restore dignity and community among displaced urban refugees as well as to ensure that their basic food and housing needs are met. CRP provides emergency assistance to hundreds of families through, in-kind aid, information and referral services, and a monthly food voucher program that provides eligible households with coupons to purchase fresh produce and groceries. CRP's Family Resource and Community Center offers many activities and learning opportunities to allow refugees to begin to re-build the communities they lost after fleeing their home countries.
CRP's strengths include a wealth of knowledge about the refugee community in East Amman and strong relationships with the beneficiaries we serve. The community center is a place where many refugees, prohibited by Jordanian law from working, spend their days. Because of this, CRP has cultivated strong grassroots support from beneficiaries, many of whom go on to become volunteers, helping to assist their neighbors to access programs and services.
CRP is located in Hashemi Shamali in East Amman. It is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization in the United States of America, and registered as an international organization with the Ministry of Social Development in Jordan.
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Collateral Repair Project PO Box 23146, Brooklyn, NY, 11202
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